Bas Buchner, MARIN president, and Ron van den Oetelaar, General Manager Bosch Rexroth Benelux, signed a contract for a new wave generator for MARIN’s new Concept Basin.
Part of this contract is a complete new wave generation control system for the wave generators in the Offshore Basin and Seakeeping and Manoeuvring Basin, commissioned in 2000.
These wave generators have been continuously operational ever since, providing realistic wave conditions for complex model tests. The wave generator in the Concept Basin will be installed in August 2015, the company informed.
Bas Buchner commented: “Reliable and accurate wave generation is paramount for MARIN’s services to make ships cleaner, smarter and safer. We are happy to continue our cooperation with the Dutch maritime partner Bosch Rexroth from Boxtel. When this project is finalised, we will have state-of-the-art wave generators in all our test facilities, simulating realistic wave conditions.”
Ron van den Oetelaar added: “As Drive & Control company, Bosch Rexroth develops innovative components as well as tailored system solutions and services for a broach range of applications. Wave generator systems have been an important product for many years. We are proud to continue our long-term relation with MARIN as leading hydrodynamic institute with this new order. It strengthens our position as solution provider in this field worldwide.”
The update of the wave generators in the Offshore Basin and Seakeeping and Manoeuvring Basin will be carried out at the end of 2015/early 2016.